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Radioactive capsule that fell off truck found in AustraliaPERTH, Australia
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Yeh but nuclear power is ok…..
The size of a pea.
From start to this incredible ending! Well done all.
Seems odd that something so radioactive wouldn't be in a sizeable lead container with the international radiation symbol outside. ☢ That's u+2622 in unicode, assuming https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/35/Logo_iso_radiation.svg wasn't possible. This story makes if feel like is was a ball used in a flintlock rifle that was thrown into the back of a flatbed truck without any consideration.
BTW, radioactive materials are all around us on Earth. It is possible to buy small rocks with natural, radioactive, Uranium inside. The amount that can be bought isn't large, but it isn't tiny either. There's a cave in Gabon where they think a natural fission reaction happened. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_nuclear_fission_reactor
No one wearing protective suits?
The item was a couple of meters off the side of the road. These two are not. I'll betcha whomever went out in the bush to retrieve it was wearing protective clothing.
They found the needle in the haystack. Good job.